Just asking

December 17, 2012 

JEREMY OWEN, Kennewick

I don't recall signing a social contract. I wasn't aware that my views on morality, ethics and political correctness was subject to a vote. But as I am funding those determinations, I feel I at least have a right to express my misgivings about few economic principles that I believe have gone by the wayside.

I would like an explanation as to why it is moral to pass on debt to our children.

I've yet to hear a valid reason as to why your health care, your job, or your retirement is my responsibility.

I'd like to know what exactly you think I owe you.

Nationally, we borrow about a third of our budget. Why is a revenue increase of 3 percent even an issue? It does nothing.

This country holds debt far greater than its gross domestic product. I don't know about your household, but if I were faced with that reality I'd address my spending before I addressed my revenue. How is a nation any different?

Are there really people out there who think we can print our way out of this?

Finally, how does deficit spending coupled with unfunded liability lead to economic prosperity?

Inquiring minds want to know.

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